The impact of an oversupplied CdTe solar panel market is also be seen within tellurium markets. Pure tellurium prices continued their downward slide again in June and this first half of July, forgoing hopes of a summer price recovery.

Illustrating their heavy reliance on the well-being of solar panel markets, trading ranges of 99.99 percent IWH Rotterdam tellurium dropped to between US $110/kg and $140/kg, down about $10/kg from the previous month.

Slow demand from Chinese producers for pure tellurium have also contributed as demand from the world’s largest solar panel producing market also appears to be slowing down in response to market signals.